U's set to reveal new captain

Leading the way- Alex Gilbey is a strong candidate to become Colchester United's new first-team skipper. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO96567-07)

Leading the way- Alex Gilbey is a strong candidate to become Colchester United's new first-team skipper. Picture: STEVE BRADING (CO96567-07)

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Colchester United are about to unveil their new captain - with Alex Gilbey a prime candidate to lead them into battle this season.

U’s boss Joe Dunne has already decided who will succeed Brian Wilson as his skipper, for the forthcoming League One campaign.

Dunne plans to reveal who will wear the armband for Colchester when they host their annual Open Day at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, on Sunday.

He said: “We’ve spoken as a staff and we know how we want to go with it.

“We hope to announce the captaincy, vice-captaincy and who’ll be our PFA representative this season on Sunday.”

For more on this story and all of the latest Colchester United news, including U's boss Joe Dunne's thoughts ahead of tonight's pre-season friendly at AFC Sudbury, see Thursday's Daily Gazette.

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4:03pm Thu 17 Jul 14

down the line says...

There quick enough to announce the new captain for the open day, but can't shed any light of when the new shirt will be out!!!!
There quick enough to announce the new captain for the open day, but can't shed any light of when the new shirt will be out!!!! down the line
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8:49am Fri 18 Jul 14

angryman!!! says...

Surely he will be the clubs youngest ever captain if this happens
Surely he will be the clubs youngest ever captain if this happens angryman!!!
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12:19pm Fri 18 Jul 14

hungrystudent says...

Clohessy is my bet
Clohessy is my bet hungrystudent
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4:19pm Fri 18 Jul 14

super waluigi says...

Anyone who Dunne thinks will play the most games this season and is approachable. For me it using of Magnus, Eastman, David Wright, Gilbey, Jabo or Clohessy.
Anyone who Dunne thinks will play the most games this season and is approachable. For me it using of Magnus, Eastman, David Wright, Gilbey, Jabo or Clohessy. super waluigi
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